World Suicide Prevention Day 2021- Shatter The Silence
September is Suicide Awareness month. Today, September 10, is World Suicide Prevention day. It is important that we come together to fight for those who are unable to fight for themselves.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US for all ages. (CDC)
Every day, approximately 130 Americans die by suicide. (CDC)
There is one death by suicide in the US every 11 minutes. (CDC)
Depression affects 20-25% of Americans ages 18+ in a given year. (CDC)
Suicide takes the lives of over 48,500 Americans every year. (CDC)
The highest suicide rates in the US are among Whites, American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Only half of all Americans experiencing an episode of major depression receive treatment. (NAMI)
80% -90% of people that seek treatment for depression are treated successfully using therapy and/or medication. (TADS study)
An estimated 285,000 each year become suicide survivors (AAS).
There is one suicide for every estimated 25 suicide attempts. (CDC)
There is one suicide for every estimated 4 suicide attempts in the elderly. (CDC)
What can you do to help?
Visit http://www.dmh.ms.gov/shatter-the-silence/ to learn more about what you can do to and how to help others.
Contact us today by phone (601-684-8284) or by submitting a form through this site. We are here to listen, we are here to help, and you are enough.